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Zaandam Review

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Review for South America Cruise on Zaandam
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Dec 2013

My husband and I are in our 60s….typical HAL cruisers on our 19th cruise, but WOW, this 21 day holiday cruise broke the sedate HAL mold, with an exciting international mix of passengers from young to old! We enjoyed this vibrant group.

We flew to Rio de Janeiro and back from Santiago on Delta with the expected winter weather delays, always tense, so make sure you have plenty of time before connecting to your international flight.

We had sailed twice previously on the Zaandam, and she came out of the latest dry dock looking like a new lady! She was immaculate throughout. There were noticeable improvements around the ship in many venues, much more open and flowing, with new upholstery, carpeting and drapes. Beautiful flower arrangements and holiday decorations graced the ship. The crew appeared very upbeat and proud to be serving on the Zaandam.

Cabin Review

Good cabin, spacious with plenty of storage. It is close to the bow where there was an outside deck for observation. This cabin is located over the showroom and there was sound from the showroom, but I did not consider it a problem.

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